July in Photos

Snapshots of July… Clockwise from top left: 1) Bosley, 2) a hilarious record cover, 3) C-3PO, 4) Phillip 1) Small World 2) Me on the way to Marie’s wedding 3) boat controls 4) animatronic hippo 1) Portsmouth ferry 2) extremely tired feet 3) Phillip and I at Disneyland 4) beautiful[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 6: Yellow and Orange

A bright and cheery thrifting update this week! Some Franciscan ware teacups- gotta love those speckles!(The yellow cup is currently for sale here in my Etsy shop!) A little pitcher perfect for some juice A small orange Fire King bowl (This item is currently for sale here in my Etsy[Read more]

My Vintage Patterns: Part 1

Years ago, when I was just starting to learn to sew, I started buying a lot of vintage patterns online, hoping to make them someday even though I knew my skill level was nowhere near that at the time. I’ve ended up amassing quite a collection and I’d like to[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 5: Girly and Pink

A very girly selection of recent thrifting finds: I was super excited to find this box. It has a chip in one corner but the solution to that is easy enough: turn it to the back! Good as new! Another Franciscan Ware piece: a pretty leaf (or feather?) shaped tray.[Read more]

10 Tips for Successful Thrift Shopping

I’ve been thrift shopping since high school, more than ten years now, and I’ve learned a lot over the years about finding the best items and the best deals. Here are my top ten tips for successful thrift shopping: 1. Go Often This tip is number one for a reason,[Read more]

My Vintage Scarf Collection

I have a thing for vintage scarves, so I always look for cool ones at thrift shops. I’ve amassed a pretty big collection by now. Here are some of my favorites: I hope you enjoyed my collection. Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend. I’m off to Disneyland tomorrow[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 4: Black and Copper

Some recent thrifting finds in a classy combo of black and copper: I’ve been on the lookout for a teakettle and was excited to find this pretty copper one. I just need to put a little elbow grease into it to make it bright and shiny! I’m also thinking of[Read more]

Vintage Book Illustrations

Yesterday I was looking over the small collection of vintage books I picked up when I worked at Achievement House. The majority of them had been destined for shredding when I rescued them from destruction. As I looked at them I realized the reason I had decided to keep them-[Read more]